Every 30 seconds a child is diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition.
These kids are scared, lonely, and missing out on all of the things that make being a kid fun.
That’s where Starlight comes in.
We deliver happiness to seriously ill children and their families at more than 800 children’s hospitals and health care facilities in the US.
Our state-of-the-art programs like Starlight Virtual Reality, Starlight Hospital Wear, and Starlight Gaming entertain, distract, and inspire hospitalized kids.
Since 1982, Starlight has brought smiles to more than 16 million seriously ill children and their families.
Buy a Hammitt Bag, Give $100 to Starlight
Hammitt, a California handbag company, has designed a limited-edition bag for Starlight. $100 from every bag sold will support Starlight's mission to deliver happiness to seriously ill kids.Shop and help Starlight
New York Islanders Fundraise to Bring Starlight Gowns to Local Hospitals
The New York Islanders hockey team has teamed up with Starlight Children’s Foundation to produce the first NHL themed Starlight Hospital Gown. Read about how the Islanders raised $8,000 for seriously ill kids.The islanders give back
Starlight Works with Hospitals in Illinois to Transfer Happiness
When Westlake Hospital in Illinois closed, Starlight went to work to place Westlake's gaming station at the nearby Advocate Children’s Hospital. Read how our partnerships with hospitals like these help us deliver happiness to seriously ill kids.Gaming delivers happiness
Starlight Wins at the Shorty Social Good Awards
Starlight's Virtual Reality wins Gold at the Shorty Social Good Awards! Find out about how our Virtual Reality program impacts seriously ill children and how hospitals are using the VR program to provide health benefits.How Virtual Reality helps